Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Recipe

Haitian Accra Fritters

By Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013


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This is one of my favorite Haitian recipes that will leave you wanting more after the first bite. My parents used to make this on Saturdays. Sometimes, adding shredded herring fish to the mixture as well before frying. Accra can be served alone as an appetizer but is usually served at parties or gatherings with fried chicken, fried pork, or fried beef with fried plantains and a light salad or pikliz which I will post the recipe for very soon. I will also post the quick and easy version of this recipe. I hope that you enjoy this recipe as much as I have.

Ingredients

1 lb
malanga
1 c
black eyed peas (not dried)
1 tsp
salt to taste
1 tsp
black pepper to taste
1
scallion
1
shallot or 1/2 onion
1 clove
garlic
1/4
green bell pepper
1
scotch bonnet pepper (habanero pepper)
1
egg beaten
1 tsp
flour
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 c
vegetable oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Grate the malanga to make 2 cups.
2
In a blender, mix the black eyed peas, 1/2 cup water, salt, black pepper, scallion, shallot or onion, garlic, green bell pepper, and scotch bonnet pepper until it's the same consistency as the grated malanga.
3
In a bowl, mix the malanga with the black eye pea mixture. Mix in the beaten egg. Mix the flour and baking powder until you get a nice consistency.
4
Heat the oil on high heat until very hot.
5
Drop in a tablespoonful of the mixture in the hot oil.
6
Do not turn to the other side until the fritter is very dark brown.
7
While frying, scoop out any extra mix that breaks away from the batter in the hot oil, so it does not clutter or burn the oil.
8
When both sides of the fritter are very dark brown. scoop out of oil and Drain on a paper towel.

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9 Comments

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Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013
Jun 9, 2013
You're welcome! The baking powder should solve your problem! Enjoy!
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Jenny Emmanuelle Jenny_Emmanuelle
Jun 9, 2013
Thank you so much for replying so fast,and thanks so much for the recipe. I've always made Accra but I never put baking powder.they were delicious but they always turn out flat, so thank you for this recipe.
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Peggy Joseph Shabazz El-Bey Zaafirah013
Jun 9, 2013
Hi Jenny, yes you should increase the amount of baking powder that you need if you decide to make more than the recipe requires. If you increase everything else, also increase your baking powder. Good luck!
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Jenny Emmanuelle Jenny_Emmanuelle
Jun 9, 2013
Hello Peggy! Should I increase the amount of baking powder if I'm making more than the recipe you gave. Thanks!
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Ash S. AshLovesCooking
Nov 2, 2012
aww man i cant WAIT to make this my haitian food skills are not up to par and im HAITIAN lol AH! im excited! i hope my family enjoys it even though my grandma and aunts might make it a little better